Amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act Part on essential services were introduced today by Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan.
Safer driving has led to 19 per cent fewer fatalities and 18 per cent fewer injuries in the first year of tougher traffic safety laws, according to preliminary numbers from SGI. The numbers are for the year-long period July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. Traffic law changes in Saskatchewan took effect June 27, 2014 as a result of recommendations made by the all-party Special Committee on Traffic Safety.
The publicly-funded influenza (flu) vaccine will be available in Saskatchewan beginning October 19. All residents six months and older can receive it for free.
Saskatchewan residents are benefitting from improved access to physicians with the addition of more than 500 new doctors since 2007.
In September 2015, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 5.1 per cent (seasonally adjusted), marking two consecutive years the province has had the lowest unemployment rate among the provinces. The national unemployment rate in September stood at 7.1 per cent.
The Government of Saskatchewan is taking action to ensure the safety and security of staff, the public and offenders at the Prince Albert Correctional Centre by opening a new 144 bed expansion.
Government has approved a number of recommendations put forward by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) for changes to its auto injury coverage programs.
Today, the Ministry of Agriculture announced the results of the farmland ownership consultations, held from May until August.
Premier Brad Wall is applauding today’s announcement from Atlanta of an agreement, and Canada’s participation in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the most ambitious free trade agreements in history.
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is releasing its fall tender plan, announcing more than $174 million of highway work for the 2016 construction season.